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Hi, Unfortunately you have ruined a perfectly good waffle maker... The coating in there is a teflon coating that needs to be applied properly for it to work...if you try to use it in the condition it is in then the waffle will stick to the plate...
Best thing to do is to trash the old one and then buy a new one...
These instructions are taken from a WM14 waffle maker, maybe they will work for you. It doesn't say anything about removing the plates:
"Wipe Cooking Plates with absorbent paper towel or a soft cloth. Although the Cooking Plates are coated with a non-stick coating, some batter or ingredients may still adhere to the Waffle Maker. To remove, simply pour a little cooking oil onto the baked-on food. Allow to stand for 5 to 10 minutes. This should soften the food and make it easy to remove with absorbent paper towel or a soft cloth. If the preceding measure fails to remove the food residue, we suggest wiping the Cooking Plates with a slightly dampened cloth and a little non-abrasive detergent."
Never clean a waffle maker while it's still hot. Let it cool completely.
Never dunk your entire waffle maker in water.
Never use scouring pads, steel wool or abrasive cleansers.
Never use a knife or pointed object to clean your waffle maker(I've actually seen that advised on less reputable sites).
When it comes to cleaning a waffle maker, your first source of information should always be the owner's manual. There are many different kinds of waffle makers, so your buddy Mr Breakfast will gladly defer his expertise to the company that makes your waffle maker.
What I can speak about is my own favorite waffle iron. It's a modern electric waffle iron with non-stick and non-removable baking plates. That's the same kind you have? Oh good. It looks like you came to the right guy.
Cleaning the baking plates:
Remove any small puddles of oil with a dry paper towel.
Brush away any crumbs with a soft-bristled kitchen brush or old toothbrush.
Remove any batter stuck to the iron with a rubber spatula.
To remove really-stuck-on batter, douse the baked-on batter with cooking oil. Wait 5 minutes for the batter to soften. Dab the batter off with a paper towel or cloth.
To prevent staining and long-term oil build up, wipe down the baking plates with a damp cloth or paper towel.
Make sure the waffle iron is completely dry before storing.
To clean the exterior, wipe down the housing and handle with a damp cloth.
Keeping it clean:
There are a couple things to remember to make sure our kind of waffle maker stays clean.
Unless stated otherwise in the manufacturer's instructions, you should never coat the baking plates of a non-stick waffle iron with cooking spray. Over time that will give you a gummy build up that will turn your waffle maker to junk. Today, when a waffle maker makes the claim that it's non-stick, they really mean it. The only oil you need is the oil in the recipe. If your waffles are sticking, it's your batter that needs more oil, not your waffle maker.
Unless stated otherwise in the manufacturer's instructions, don't use soap to clean your baking plates. Soap can be the enemy of a non-stick surface. Oil - on the other hand - can be a great friend. It creates a thin layer that helps maintain the non-stick surface. Soap will completely obliterate that layer of friendly oil. Harsh soaps can deteriorate the manufacturer's non-stick surface over time.
It probably needs to be carefully and thoroughly cleaned with a gently detergent to remove any build-up that is preventing the release of the waffles. If the teflon coating is damaged it will have to be replaced or revert to the use of a release spray when using the unit.
Try preheating the griddle for 5 minutes, then spray a light coat of pam on the hot waffle iron plates, and then add the batter (standard batter should work) (I wouldn't add oil if it's not in the recipe). Good Luck to You with that....
There is no way you can get replacement plates for you Toastmaster cheaper than you can buy a new one, the most expensive Toastmaster waffle maker I found was $30. the cheapest was $15 shipping will be at least half of that.
FIrst, make sure there is some kind of fat or oil in the waffle batter recipe. This is the biggest difference between waffle and pancake batter. Go to Sams or a restaurant supply store and get a spray product like waffle-off. Spray lightly aftter every few waffles. Use lightly as heavy spray can cause build up. If you can't find this product use one of the PAM type sprays for BBQ grills or maybe an olive oil based product. Regular Pam sprays build up faster as they are not really designed for this. Don't try to wash the grids between uses as they need to keep the oil coating. (Like using a cast iron skillet) They will turn a dark brown. Just brush off crumbs or use a damp rag. Make sure the waffles are completely cooked as when not completely cooked they will seperate and be very difficult to remove. They are cooked when the steam stops coming from the sides. This will take 3 - 6 minutes. Don't preheat with the iron open or allow it to stand open for any longer than necessary. (It can overheat)